Shannon Rankin was born in California in 1971 and lives and works in Rangeley, Maine. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine (1997). Her recent solo and two person exhibitions include Crux, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine (2013), Fathom, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine (2011) and Disperse / Displace, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany (2010). Her work is included in private and public collections both nationally and internationally. Select group exhibitions include Beyond Boundaries, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT (2015), Excavations, New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts (2015), U.S. Embassy, Doha, Qatar (2014), Making A New Whole, UNE Gallery, Portland, Maine (2014), Santorini Biennale, Greece, Moving Maps, EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland; Maps, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine, and Constructed Territory, Wright State University, Ohio. Her work has been featured in American Craft Magazine, Creative Block, Geo Graphic, Elephant, Maine Home and Design, Maine Magazine, Papercraft 2, Data Flow 2, and Perfect Paper. Recent awards include the Individual Artist Grant awarded by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (2015), the Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial Jurors Prize (2010), and residencies at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program (2016), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska (2011) and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont (2010).